Author Don Beukes: The Arrival


Biological channeling ignited

my cellular beginning –

Life-giving forces shaped

my anxious contortions –

Each molecular phase building

a part of this human race –

This calm haven my maternal

sanctuary critical – As they plan

for an arrival.


© Don Beukes


Excerpt from the book “The Salamander Chronicles”

don-beukesAbout the Author

Mr. Don Beukes is a retired teacher of English and Geography. Originally from Cape Town in South Africa, he grew up in the shadow of Table Mountain, always aspiring to achieve the best in life, despite living in a racially divided country. He lives by his favorite motto ‘Carpe Diem’ and endeavors to seize every opportunity in life to make the most of each day. This also filters through to his poetry, attempting to adjust our moral compass in our ever-changing global village. He enjoys gardening and is a keen amateur photographer.

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4 replies

  1. Thanks Raja! For some reason I only discovered this post today. It’s the opening poem!


  2. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    An exclusive sneak peek of my opening poem from my debut collection ‘The Salamander Chronicles’



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